By Michael Noriega
Track and Field has reached the end of its season and three athletes competed all the way to the end! Sean Keller won the Javelin with a state record throw of 227-11. E’Lon Mack placed seventh in the 200m, running a 22.8 from lane 1. Tee Tee Martin ended up 9th overall running a 12.41 in the prelims…a good time, but a tough group of girls kept her out of the finals.
District and Regional results.
Day one of the Districts meet Guadalupe Mendoza took control of the discus and threw 118-5. Also Guadalupe made a 35’-5” in the shot put. TeeTee Martin ran a fantastic 100m with a time of 12.52. and also placing 2nd in the 200m. The girls 4×400 finished 4th with a time of 52.01. Abby Knight placed 4th with 3200m she got passed on the last lap placing Abby in 4th place with a running time of 11:47.0.
E’lon Mack dominated in the 100m boy’s final winning with a time of 10.57. Mack also earned 1st place in the 200m clocking in at 22.37. He also competed in a 4x400m relay with teammates Joey Cooper, James Breen, Keaton Spiller, and they finished in 3rd place with a time of 44.31. Spiller ran 800m coming in 5th with 200m finishing in 3rd he set a new freshman record time of 2:00.7. Cooper had a 1½’ PR in the triple jump placing him in 3rd at 41’-6”. Sean Keller placed 1st in the javelin with a throw of 220-0. Devin Scott placed 2nd in the long jump with a jump of 20-0. Zach Hall finished 2nd for his discuss throw of 137-6.
Other competitors were Joe, Gandadillas (4×100) Victor, Duran (4×100) Houston, Dillard (shot put) Daniel, Gray high jump (4×100 alt) Julia, Agarkov (4×1000 Mesha, Branch (4×100) Rachel, Montoya (4×100).
It was a roller coaster weekend at the Regional Track and Field Championships. Three athletes qualified to move on and three just missed qualifying by one place.
Keller set a new meet record winning the javelin with a throw of 231-2. Mack placed 3rd in the 200m with a time of 22.41. Martin placed 5th in the 100m, missing 4th by .01 seconds.
Those just missing out were Mack in the 100 by .03 seconds. Houston Dilard threw a PR in the shot with a distance of 46-8.5 finishing 9th. Devin Scott long jumped a PR with 20-5, placing 9th by 2 inches.